Work has been continuing on the bathroom and John has now installed the new sink unit, it looks great but we realise just how crooked the house is.
The tiles looked perfectly straight with the old mirror and sink unit. But as you can see here, the floor is not straight with this unit.
To make matters worse the unit came ready assembled with non adjustable feet.
We decide we can cope with the crookedness without feeling too sea sick until we buy new feet.
We continue with the decorating and the room is actually starting to look quite good.
There are 2 windows in the bathroom, both with shutters, both of these windows are internal, one opens into the living room, not a problem as long as the shutters are kept closed, but when they are open this is the view from the bathroom.
But the side window is the one that takes you by surprise, I had missed it completely when we were viewing but John had noticed it.
The property at the side of our house now goes past the back of the house,
Have you worked it out yet?
When we open the shutter, there is a brick wall there!
I have no idea how I missed this, but I did. As next door was extended either the person who owned our property at the time had no problem, or the property had been left empty and decaying.
We laugh, what else can you do? And decide we are going to keep the window recess and frame and at some point put a mirror in place.
There is always a silver lining, plus we are heading over to see family and friends tomorrow for Christmas (the blog may not always be up to date)
- Open all windows and shutters when viewing a property
- Don´t assume there is a window just because there should be
- In an old house you are very unlikey to have square walls and floor, adapt your units to suit your property
- Always look on the funny side, it makes life easier